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appointment

[uh-point-muh nt] /əˈpɔɪnt mənt/
noun
1.
a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement:
We made an appointment to meet again.
2.
a meeting set for a specific time or place:
I'm late for my appointment.
3.
the act of appointing, designating, or placing in office:
to fill a vacancy by appointment.
4.
an office, position, or the like, to which a person is appointed:
He received his appointment as ambassador to Italy.
5.
Usually, appointments. equipment, furnishings, or accouterments.
6.
appointments, accouterments for a soldier or a horse.
7.
Manège. a horse-show class in which the contestant need not be a member of a hunt but must wear regulation hunt livery.
Compare Corinthian (def 9).
8.
Archaic. decree; ordinance.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English apoynt(e)ment < Middle French ap(p)ointement. See appoint, -ment
Related forms
proappointment, adjective
reappointment, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. assignation, rendezvous, tryst, date. 4. Appointment, office, post, station all refer to kinds of duty or employment. Appointment refers to a position to which one is assigned, as by a high government official. Office often suggests a position of trust or authority. Post is usually restricted to a military or other public position, as of a diplomat, although it may also refer to a teaching position. Both post and station may refer to the place where a person is assigned to work.
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British Dictionary definitions for reappointment

appointment

/əˈpɔɪntmənt/
noun
1.
an arrangement to meet a person or be at a place at a certain time
2.
the act of placing in a job or position
3.
the person who receives such a job or position
4.
the job or position to which such a person is appointed
5.
(usually pl) a fixture or fitting
6.
(property law) nomination to an interest in property under a deed or will
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Word Origin and History for reappointment

appointment

n.

early 15c., "an agreement," also "a fixing of a date for official business," from Middle French apointement, from apointer (see appoint). Meaning "act of placing in office" is attested from 1650s.

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